Source: The Australian (Adelaide)
South Australian Premier, Jay Weatherill, has announced that the public holidays review he had commissioned, earlier this year, was complete with recommendations on changes to South Australian public holidays to reduce the crowding of events in March.
The aforementioned recommended changes to the current Holidays Act 1910 (SA) would complement those announced earlier this year (22-Mar-2012 and 04-Mar-2012), and would see the move of South Australia's Queen's Birthday public holiday from June to May, so that the annual Adelaide Cup could be run on a public holiday. The current Adelaide Cup public holiday in march would then be renamed as the Adelaide Festivals Day public holiday and remain in March.
In 2006, the Adelaide Cup Day public holiday was shifted from its traditional May venue to the second Monday in March (13-Jul-2005), following the Adelaide Cup having been rained out for 2 years in a row (21-May-2004). The change was made formal the following year (31-Aug-2006), as per the "Holidays (Adelaide Cup) Proclamation 2006" (published in the Gazette on 31 August 2006 at page 3062), by which Monday, March 12, 2007, was declared to be a public holiday and bank holiday instead of Monday, May 21, 2007, a change which was to be reviewed annually. (15-Jul-2010, 24-Jan-2011, and 14-Mar-2011).
As regards the change to the date of South Australia's Queen's Birthday public holiday from June to May, one will recall that the Queen's Birthday public holiday for the Australian state of Queensland was recently moved from June to October (03-Dec-2011).
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